Today is National Hot Dog Day!
With the usual trifecta of ketchup, mustard, and relish, not many people can deny that hot dogs are truly delicious! They are a timeless American tradition and a favorite food to eat at baseball games and family cookouts throughout the summer.
Other common names for hot dogs are frankfurters, franks, wieners and dogs. They are also often the subject of food-eating competitions across the globe. In fact, did you know that the world’s largest hot dog was 1,996 feet long? It was created by Sara Lee Corporation in honor of the 1996 Olympics.
The National Hot Dog & Sausage Council estimates that Americans consume 20 billion hot dogs a year. What’s a few more to celebrate National Hot Dog Day?
Check out these local spots to get your National Hot Dog Day festivities going!
- The Bar B Que House: 9990 Washington Blvd N Laurel, MD 20723 The Junk Yard Dog comes with Mustard, Onions, Chili, Cheese and Slaw
- Hard Times Café: 4738 Cherry Hill Road, College Park, MD 20740 World Famous Hard Times Chili Dogs are served with fresh-cut fries and pickles.
- Chidogo’s: 8150 Baltimore Ave College Park MD 20740 After years of searching the Washington DC area for Chicago Classics, and not being able to find them – Chicago born businessman, and University of Maryland, alumni Bob H. found himself frequently thinking about one of his favorite meals, the loaded Chicago-style hot dog. For those of you that don’t know the Chicago-style hot dog is Vienna Beef hot dog in a steamed poppy seed bun, topped with yellow mustard, green relish, chopped onions, a pickle spear, tomatoes, sport peppers and a dash of celery salt.